People

Principal Investigator

Kit Photo Website

Kit Parker, Ph.D.
Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics
Wyss Institute for Biologically-Inspired Engineering
Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
29 Oxford St., Pierce Hall 321, Cambridge, MA 02138

Visiting Faculty

General Michael D. Phillips, Ph.D.
T: 617-496-0034
29 Oxford St., Room 107B, Cambridge, MA 02138

Kwanwoo Shin, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Chemistry
Director, Institute of Biological Interfaces
Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

Staff Scientists

Patrick

Patrick Campbell
T: 617-495-4870
58 Oxford St., Room 405, Cambridge, MA 02138

Angie Greer
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

John Ferrier
T: 617-496-0448
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Michael Rosnach
T: 617-496-0448
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Alexander Cho
T: 617-496-0448
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Ian Perkins
T: 617-496-1697
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Postdoctoral Fellows & Research Associates

Alanna Gannon
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

Luke MacQueen
T: 617-495-4870
58 Oxford St., Room 406, Cambridge, MA 02138

Ben Maoz
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

SJ

Sung Jin Park
T: 617-496-1697
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Francesco Pasqualini

Benjamin Pope
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

Lisa Scudder
T: 617-496-1697
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Sean

Sean Sheehy
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

Moran Yadid
T: 617-496-1697
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

John Zimmerman
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

Keel Yong Lee
Cambridge, MA 02138

Luca Cera
Cambridge, MA 02138

Qihan Liu
Cambridge, MA 02138

Johan Ulrik Lind
Cambridge, MA 02138

Thomas Grevesse
Cambridge, MA 02138

Graduate Students

Seungkuk Ahn
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Christophe Chantre
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

Aaron Glieberman
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

Grant Gonzalez
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Blakely Bussie O’Connor
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

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George Touloumes
T: 617-495-4870
58 Oxford St., Room 406, Cambridge, MA 02138

Sean L. Kim

Undergraduate Students

Karaghen Hudson
T: 617-496-0448
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

John Doyle
T: 617-496-0448
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Sayo Eweje
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Brian Fountaine
60 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Charles Alver
60 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Madeleine Dahl
60 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Gabriela Berner
60 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Adam Gilfix
58 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Faculty Administrator

Mary Taylor
T: 617-496-2795
29 Oxford St., Room 328A Pierce Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138
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What's New

Farewell Jack! June 16th, 2017

The DBG would like to wish Jack Zhou all the best as he leaves us for his next adventure – Medical School. Congratulations Jack!

The DBG welcomes the Orientation and Reach-Back Training class of the U.S. Army May 22nd, 2017

The DBG had the pleasure of hosting the Orientation and Reach-Back Training (ORBT) training class of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Field Assistance in Science and Technology (FAST) program on May 17, 2017. ORBT is a multi-week mission overview program for senior-level Army officers, non-commissioned officers and Department of the Army civilians on the mechanisms for identifying and resolving technology capability gaps for units in their area of operation. The class visit to Professor (Lieutenant Colonel, Reserves) Parker’s Lab is their only visit to a Lab outside the Department of Defense.

The class met with DBG veterans and attended presentations on Stronger, Tougher, and Lighter Soldier Protection Systems; Nanofiber Scaffolds for Wound Healing/Dressings; Traumatic Brain Injury – Understanding Disease Mechanisms; Fibrous Scaffolds for Tissue Engineered Foods; Cells as Engineering Materials – the Cyborg Ray Project; Cuttlefish Inspired Camouflage; and our unique program for embedding Artists-In- Residence in the Lab.

Guests included members from the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM); U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Army Research Laboratory; and RDECOM Research, Development and Engineering Centers.

Pictured below are (clockwise from bottom left): DBG Artist-in- Residence Karaghen Hudson (Harvard Class of 2018); Ms. Valerie Carney (ERDC); Dr. Aimee Poda (ERDC); Dr. (Colonel, Reserves) Steve Hart (RDECOM); Veteran and Program Coordinator John Laursen (Army Retired); Dr. Jerry Ballard (ERDC); Mr. Nathan Frantz (US Army Corps of Engineers); Visiting Scholar and Brigadier General Michael D. Phillips (USA Retired); Dr. Samantha Chambers RDECOM Science Advisor to the XVIII Airborne Corps; and Lieutenant Colonel Jovanna Nelson.

Congratulations to Stephanie Dauth, Ben Maoz, & Sean Sheehy on the cover of the Journal of Neurophysiology May 11th, 2017

Congratulations to our Brain Team for getting the cover of this month’s Journal of Neurophysiology “Neurons derived from different brain regions are inherently different in vitro: A novel multiregional brain-on-a-chip

Close-up image of axons that
have been grown over a 1-mm gap on a microcontact printed PLL/laminin lines connecting the different brain regions

Robotic Stingray wins Gold Medal at Edison Awards! April 25th, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Kit Parker and Sung-Jin Park, Ph.D. who received a gold medal in the engineering category at the Edison Awards for their work on the cyborg stingray.  The Edison Awards honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation.

 

Photo courtesy of Michael Rosnach

 

Welcome Dr. Cera and Dr. Lee! April 3rd, 2017

The DBG would like to extend a warm welcome to our new postdoctoral fellows, Luca Cera & Keel Yong Lee. Luca comes to us from Berlin, German, where he recently completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Christoph A. Schalley. Keel Yong recently completed his Ph.D. in Prof. Kwanwoo Shin’s lab at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. We are looking forward to expanding on our past collaborations with him.